This is a very nicely made pillow. I wanted so badly to love it. It really is beautiful. I took all the reviews at face value and jumped into the abyss, purchasing 2 King Candace Olson feather pillows, 2 Queen and 5 Standard. Oh what a mistake! Pillows are so subjective. I figured they must be wonderful with such overwhelmingly glowing reviews. I am sure they are very wonderful for very many people. Just not for me and my family. Universally we all thought they were waaay tooo hard. They fluff up beautifully indeed but compress to a brick. Each and every one of us had a crook neck. Unfortunately we could not return some of them because we had used them. Now we are stuck with pillows that don't satisfy the requisite fluff factor we need in our home. I'd be careful. These really are firm. The Queen the most so out of all of them. Whether this is a fluke or not, I just don't know. The Standard weren't so bad, but the Queen left something truly to be desired. Ouch! So in summation, for some this might be ideal, but for us, we cannot get use to them in any way shape or form. I'm definitely in need of a good massage to sooth out the kinks and stiffness.
I am in bed all the time and needed support yet softness. These 2 pillows fit the bill. The zippered protectors are of fine quality. The pillows are a bit smaller than expected but do not detract from the effectiveness. I highly recommend the pillow for daily or decorative use.
For any friend of mine who wants a high loft down and feather pillow, this is a good buy. It is a little higher than my husband or I am used to, but I wouldn't think of returning it. We have a lot of company and I'm sure one of them will love this "high and mighty' pillow. It would also be great for a bed prop when reading.
I purchased the Candice Olson Pillow as well as another brand that was about 4 times as expensive so I could compare them as both had similar descriptions. I was looking for a good quality down pillow that offered firm support for side sleepers. Although the Candice Olson pillow was the least expensive of the two, it had far better quality and support. These pillows fluff up nice and are super comfortable to sleep on in any position. I actually ended up buying a second Candice Olson Pillow and returned the more expensive one since the more expensive pillow just flattened out completely and offered no support even though they claimed it was full and firm.
Quite possible the best pillow I have ever purchased. And I have bought a lot, including a Tempurpedic. I have always had neck pain when sleeping. I am mainly a side sleeper. And since using it, I have not woken up with any neck pain. I can't express how great that is.
The workmanship of the pillow is excellent and is absolutely beautiful; however, the pillow loft (7-8") did not match that of the dimensions (2") on the product details tab. I purchased a queen size pillow and the pillow measured 7-8 inches in height after taken out of plastic, fluffing, and allowing it to sit for two days to recover it's full loft. The pillow would be ideal for side sleepers but be aware that the loft is much greater than what it states. I found the pillow to be firm as described and filled very generously. If pillow had been a lower loft, I would have kept it for sure :)
Overall I am pleased with this pillow but it is what I would consider a medium fill. I wish it had more down and it is a little flatter than I would like it to be. It would be great for a back sleeper. It comes in a very nice zipper case and the case has washed very well.
I was hesitant to buy this pillow for some reason, but I finally pulled the trigger and I must say don't hesitate. This is a great product. If anyone says there is a smell, let me just say that I have a reputation as being a supernose and I smelled nothing when I opened this up. I will say that I ran the pillow through a cool fluff in my dryer for an hour. When in comes in, the pillow gets depressed. It pops right back up. I also do this once a week to keep the feathers plumped up. Just make sure that you don't add any heat when you fluff your pillow.